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CATALOGUE 'JOSE HERNANDEZ'

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JOSÉ HERNÁNDEZ. "Claroscuro".

Spanish edition.

Jose Hernandez Munoz was born on January 5, 1944 in what was then called the International Zone of Tangiers. His family had been settled in that North African city for generations, the majority of the members coming from the province of Cadiz. Pepe Hernandez -as he was known in artistic circles- exhibited his first works in the "Librairie des Colonnes" in his home town in 1962. In 1964 he went to live and work in Madrid, and from 1980 onwards he had a second home and workshop in the town of Antequera in the province of Malaga.

Jose Hernandez took his first steps into engraving and printmaking methods in 1967. Since that time he has produced an abundance of graphic works including numerous bibliophile book editions. Of note among the latter are his illustrations of texts by James Joyce, Jean Arthur Rimbaud and the Spaniards Luis Bunuel and Angel Gonzalez. Adding to his extensive work as a painter and engraver are his various activities as book illustrator and set and costume designer in theatre and film projects. Hernandez developed a very personal style in which his meticulous drawing technique was fused with a world of symbolic and magic connotations marked by a pictorial surrealism. As for his paintings, in these he focused on the human figure and on architecture, both of them in the process of decomposition and ruin, thus inviting the viewer to a continuous reflection on the decease of every living thing, on the relentlessness of the passage of time. Monsters and ruins heavy with literary symbology, always alluding to a theatre set, unstable, in perpetual course of change.

Jose Hernandez has been awarded different national and international prizes in Spain, Germany, Poland, Bulgaria, Italy and Norway, the most important of these being the National Award for Fine Arts in 1981. He was made a permanent member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid, and an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Santa Isabel de Hungria in Seville. He also belonged to the Paris-based European Academy of Science, Letters and Fine Arts. In 2006 he was given the freedom of the province of Malaga and received the National Graphic Arts Award. He is currently the Delegate Academician responsible for the National Chalcography in Madrid. In 2007 he was awarded the Tomas Francisco Prieto Prize by the Casa de la Moneda Foundation.

[ 27 x 24.5 cm, 208 p., illustrations, col.]

JOSÉ HERNÁNDEZ. "Claroscuro".

Spanish edition.

Jose Hernandez Munoz was born on January 5, 1944 in what was then called the International Zone of Tangiers. His family had been settled in that North African city for generations, the majority of the members coming from the province of Cadiz. Pepe Hernandez -as he was known in artistic circles- exhibited his first works in the "Librairie des Colonnes" in his home town in 1962. In 1964 he went to live and work in Madrid, and from 1980 onwards he had a second home and workshop in the town of Antequera in the province of Malaga.

Jose Hernandez took his first steps into engraving and printmaking methods in 1967. Since that time he has produced an abundance of graphic works including numerous bibliophile book editions. Of note among the latter are his illustrations of texts by James Joyce, Jean Arthur Rimbaud and the Spaniards Luis Bunuel and Angel Gonzalez. Adding to his extensive work as a painter and engraver are his various activities as book illustrator and set and costume designer in theatre and film projects. Hernandez developed a very personal style in which his meticulous drawing technique was fused with a world of symbolic and magic connotations marked by a pictorial surrealism. As for his paintings, in these he focused on the human figure and on architecture, both of them in the process of decomposition and ruin, thus inviting the viewer to a continuous reflection on the decease of every living thing, on the relentlessness of the passage of time. Monsters and ruins heavy with literary symbology, always alluding to a theatre set, unstable, in perpetual course of change.

Jose Hernandez has been awarded different national and international prizes in Spain, Germany, Poland, Bulgaria, Italy and Norway, the most important of these being the National Award for Fine Arts in 1981. He was made a permanent member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid, and an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Santa Isabel de Hungria in Seville. He also belonged to the Paris-based European Academy of Science, Letters and Fine Arts. In 2006 he was given the freedom of the province of Malaga and received the National Graphic Arts Award. He is currently the Delegate Academician responsible for the National Chalcography in Madrid. In 2007 he was awarded the Tomas Francisco Prieto Prize by the Casa de la Moneda Foundation.

[ 27 x 24.5 cm, 208 p., illustrations, col.]